Chair: Christiaan Stam
Affiliation: Currently doing a sabbatical
Dr. Christiaan Stam(1965) is Associate Professor at the Centre for Research in Intellectual Capital at INHOLLAND University of Applied Sciences (www.inholland.nl/intellectualcapital). Central themes in his work are knowledge management, intellectual capital measurement and knowledge productivity. In 1999 he initiated www.intellectualcapital.nl, a startpage for the IC-community. In December 2007 he successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Knowledge Productivity at Twente University, The Netherlands. For more information and a list of publications see: http://www.intellectualcapital.nl/ChristiaanStam/home.html.
Co-Chair: Melanie Powell
Affiliation: University of Derby, UK
Dr. Melanie Powell is a reader and principal tutor in the Derbyshire Business School of the University of Derby. She began her career as a research fellow in the Centre for Health Economics at York University, then as a principal lecturer and head of economics at Leeds Metropolitan University, before moving on to become director of undergraduate studies and executive MBAs at Leeds University. Her research publications as an applied economist cover health economics, addiction behaviour, transport decisions, business behaviour and financial decision making. The common theme is behaviour under risk. Her focus is now on behavioural finance and aspects of training and decision making in relation to older workers in the financial sector
Chair: Rosário Cabrita
Affiliation: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Dr. Maria do Rosário Cabrita holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Institute of Economics and Business Administration, Lisbon Technical University). She is Assistant Professor and researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is also Assistant Professor at the Portuguese Banking Management School in Lisbon. She teaches several disciplines in graduate and post-graduate courses (Project Management; Strategic Management; Knowledge Management; Marketing and Innovation; Banking Financial Analysis; Assets and Liabilities Management). She also teaches public administration disciplines in INA – Instituto Nacional de Administração. Involved in international projects (in Africa and Europe) she also works as consultant in private and public sectors. She has several years of experience in various management positions in international banks. She is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business and Systems Research and participates as Committee member in several international conferences. She has more than 50 published articles in conferences, books and scientific specialized journals. She has received some papers-award in Portugal and abroad. In January 2005, Maria do Rosário received the Edvinson-Saint Onge’s best paper award at the 26th McMaster World Congress.
Co-Chair: Jiří Strouhal
Affiliation: University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Jiří Strouhal (Ph.D., FAIA, CAT, ECA, FWBI, SMAWB) is Senior Lecturer of the Department of Financial Accounting and Auditing of the University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic. He specialises on reporting of SMEs and reporting of financial securities. He wrote more than 20 monographers and more than 10 papers listed on reputed research databases (ISI, SCOPUS). During the period 2007 – 2009 he was also a member of Committee for Education and Certification of the Union of Accountants Czech Republic. Currently, he is an acting Vice President of Chamber of Certified Accountants Czech Republic.
Chair: Paula Rodrigues
Affiliation: Universidade Lusíada Porto e Famalicão, Portugal
Dr. Paula Cristina Lopes Rodrigues graduated in Economics. She did a Master degree on Cultural Marketing and finishing her PhD on the Measurement of Brand Equity in Fashion Companies, both in Economics University of Porto. Since 1995, she teaches Marketing, Statistc and Econometrics at the Universidade Lusíada Famalicão and Porto. She has published several papers and books on marketing and statistic.
Chair: Gary McLean
Affiliation: Texas A&M University
Dr. Gary N. McLean was born in 1942 and grew up in London, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Graceland College in pre-commerce in 1961, the University of Western Ontario in 1964 (Honors B.A. in business administration and secretarial studies), Teachers College, Columbia University in business education (M.A., 1965; Ed.D., 1971), and United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN, in 1983 (M.Div.). Prior to his current position, Gary taught at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA; worked in the Research and Evaluation Office of the City University of New York; was an instructor and acting department head in Business Education at Teachers College, Columbia University; and Professor and Coordinator, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, and Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, Work and Human Resource Education, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, for 38 years and is now a Professor Emeritus. He has been a visiting professor in many universities around the world.
Chair: Manfred Bonnerman
Affiliation: Intangible Assets Consulting, Austria
Dr. Manfred Bonnerman is researcher, reviewer and lecturer in the field of intellectual capital statements, organizational development and management of R&D networks with regular publications of academic articles, papers, books and book chapters related to intellectual capital, knowledge management and innovation. He is co-founder of Arbeitskreis Wissensbilanz, a German based international group that successfully developed and promoted a guideline for Intellectual Capital Reporting for SMEs, and was involved in the EU-funded research project InCaS. Since 1998 he is running a consulting business and advices companies on reporting and strategic management of Intellectual Capital.
Co-Chair: Susanne Durst
Affiliation: University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
Dr. Susane Durst is a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair in International Management, Institute of Entrepreneurship, at the University of Liechtenstein. From September 2010 on she is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Ferrara.
Her research interests include intellectual capital, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. Her research interests focus on the relevance of intangible assets in SMEs´ succession process and IC risk reporting.
Chair: Aino Kianto
Affiliation: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Dr. Aino Kianto is a Professor of Knowledge Management in the School of Business at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. Her teaching and research focus on knowledge management, intellectual capital, creativity, innovation and organizational renewal. Her current interests include the knowledge-based view of the firm and measurement of knowledge-related phenomena in organizations. She has authored and co-authored several academic articles, papers, books and book chapters related to knowledge management, intellectual capital and innovation. In addition to the academia, she also has worked with the Future committee of the Finnish parliament and regularly lectures for companies.
Co-Chair: Agnieta Beatrijs Pretorius
Affiliation: Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Dr. Agnieta Beatrijs Pretorius is the Academic Manager, ICT, at the eMalahleni campus of the Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Prior to this she was a software developer. She holds DTech, MBL, BSc (Hons) and BCom degrees. Her current domains of research and teaching include knowledge management, assessment of intellectual capital, performance management, decision support systems, software engineering and technical programming. She published articles in International Journals and delivered papers at International Conferences in Ireland, Hungary, Chile, the Netherlands, Portugal, Canada, the USA and South Africa.
Chair: Cristina de Abreu
Affiliation: Universidade Lusíada Famalicão and Universidade Lusiada Porto, Portugal
Dr. Cristina de Abreu é Professora Associada da Universidade Lusíada – Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais; é coordenadora do grupo de investigação “Economia, Sociedade e Politica do Portugal Contemporâneo” do CEPESE – Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade da Universidade do Porto; é investigadora-coordenadora do projecto de investigação científica “A Economia da Corrupção na Sociedade Portuguesa Contemporânea”, em cooperação com a Polícia Judiciária; Doutora em Gestão (Gestão Estratégica Internacional); Mestre em Economia Europeia; Licenciada em Economia e Bsc. em Ciências Económicas (Faculté de Droit et Sciences Économiques de Bordeaux, France); membro da comissão científica de diversas revistas científicas; consultora internacional em Investimento Directo Estrangeiro e Regulamentação. Principais áreas de investigação: Economia Internacional; Gestão Estratégica Internacional/Global; Teoria Public-Choice e Teoria dos Lobbies (Rent-Seeking); Economia da Regulamentação; Economia da Corrupção.
Co-Chair: Joaquim Ramos Silva
Affiliation: ISEG - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Dr. Joaquim Ramos Silva Associate Professor with “Habilitation” at the Institute of Economics and Management/Technical University of Lisbon. He earned his PhD in «Analyse et politique économiques» at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is the author of four books where are included: Portugal/Brazil: A Decade of Booming Economic Relations, 1992-2002 (Terramar, Lisbon, 2002), and States and Firms in the World Economy (Vulgata, Lisbon, 2002), and also participated in the edition of three. He has published many articles in international refereed journals (among others, in Journal of Economic Studies, Studies in Regional Science, RAE – Revista de Administração de Empresas – FGV/SP, Lusotopie), chapters of collective books, and other publications; making a total over one hundred titles. He was visiting professor or scholar at the University of São Paulo, Hitotsubashi University, University of Orléans, Kiel Institute of World Economics, Texas A&M University, UFMG/Belo Horizonte, and CETEM/Rio de Janeiro. He was involved in many projects, including consultancy, sponsored by international organizations such as ECLAC, CNPq, Commissariat Général du Plan, EU (Tempus Phare, MEPSIR, etc.). His main research area is international economic relations, and more specifically: international trade and foreign direct investment analysis and policies, the process of firms’ internationalization, economic integration, globalization and international organizations. He supervised, already concluded, six PhDs and more than thirty master dissertations.
Chair: Anthony Wensley
Affiliation: University of Toronto Mississauga
Dr. Anthony Wensley is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Accounting at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is also the Director of the Communications, Culture and Information Technology program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Surrey in the UK and McMaster University and the University of Waterloo in Canada. His current research interests include issues concerning the implementation and use of enterprise-wide systems, most particularly, Enterprise Resource Planning systems. The principal concern on this research is on how such systems interact and change knowledge retention and use at an organizational and individual level.
His other principal area of research relates to the management of knowledge and intellectual property in complex, dynamic knowledge domains. This research focuses on concerns relating to such domains as systems biology with particular reference to patenting and, more generally, the structure and creation of knowledge. Anthony Wensley has been published widely in leading journals and has authored a book on Knowledge Based Systems and many book chapters. He has also been the executive editor of Knowledge and Process Management for over ten years.
Co-Chair: Carolina López-Nicolás
Affiliation: Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Dr. Carolina López-Nicolásis an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Finance at the University of Murcia, Spain. She has been a visiting professor at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and Michigan State University in USA. Her current research relates to knowledge management, information systems, business strategy and mobile communications. She has published on these topics in such journals as the Information & Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, among others.
Chair: José Caramelo Gomes
Affiliation: Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão, Portugal; University of Salford, Great Manchester, UK
Dr. José Caramelo Gomesis Professor of Law at Universidade Lusíada do Porto and at Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Salford. He is a member of the Editorial board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Paper Series (UK), the Society of Legal Scholars (UK) the AIDA (Association Internacional du Droit des Assuances) the GIC, Grupo para la Internacionalizacion del ciberspacio, (Spain), the Study Group on the European Civil Code, (Austria).He is Commentator for CEELI (Central and East European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association) and has worked as an External expert for the European Commission. He is the author of over than 40 publications in Portugal, UK, Spain, Brazil, China, USA and Germany, covering EC Law, Competition Law, Comparative Law and IT Law. He has Chaired, key note, addressed, review or participated in the Scientific Comities in more than 50 international conferences and seminars worldwide.
Chair: Gaby Neumann
Affiliation: Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
Dr. Gaby Neumann Gaby Neumann received a PhD in Logistics from the University of Magdeburg for her dissertation on “Knowledge-Based Support for the Planner of Crane-Operated Materials Flow Solutions”. From December 2002 to June 2009 she was Junior Professor in Logistics Knowledge Management at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering there. In December 2009 she became Professor on Engineering Logistics at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau. Her current activities and research interests are mainly linked to fields like problem solving and knowledge management in logistics, logistics simulation and planning, and especially technology-based logistics learning, didactics of teaching logistics as well as logistics competence profiling and assessment. Gaby Neumann has widely published in those fields and regularly presents related research papers at national and international conferences.
Co-Chair: Helmut Zsifkovits
Affiliation: University of Leoben, Austria
Dr. Helmut Zsifkovits is Head of the Chair of Industrial Logistics at the University of Leoben (www.unileoben.ac.at). Helmut Zsifkovits received a Diploma in Business Administration and a PhD in Executive Information Systems from the University of Graz. After several positions held in research and industry, including Information Center Manager of UBG, a DaimlerChrysler company, and executive director of the Austrian Logistics Association, he has been active in teaching and research at the MUL since 2005, with special interests in logistics and process management, complexity and agility research, and information systems. The current research focus is on measurement of intangible assets in organizations, like competence or agility. Teaching assignments include Information Technology in Logistics and several areas of strategic logistics and supply chain management.
Chair: Allan Barbosa
Affiliation: Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Dr. Allan Barbosa Allan is Associate Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) since 1993. Post Doctor by Lisbon Technical University (UTL), Superior Institute of Management and Economics (2005/2006). Specialization studies at ILO (Turin, 1999 and 2000). Doctor (1995) and Master in Business Administration (1989), Economics graduation (1985). Coordinator of Interdisciplinary center research about management in organizations and Human Resources Management Observatory in Health (partnership between Minas Gerais State Government, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Pan-American Organization of Health - PAHO - and Federal Government of Brazil). Associated Editor, Council member and responsible for evaluation of several reviews in Business Administration field with great impact at academy world in Brazil (Academy of Management, IberoAmerican Academy of Management, CRITEOS, IFBAE and ANPAD, RAE, RAC and others in Brazil). Experience on public management as Foundation´s President, Assistant Pro-Rector of Human Resources, Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator of Post-Graduate Studies and Coordinator of Doctorate in Business Administration.
Co-Chair: Epaminondas Bittencourt Neto
Affiliation: Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Dr. Epaminondas Bittencourt Neto currently works in the Multidisciplinary Centre for Organizational Management at UFMG. He has produced projects on Knowledge Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Management. He holds a BA in Engineering, and a MBA from UFMG.
Chair: Eduardo Tomé
Affiliation: Universidade Lusíada V. N. de Famalicão, Portugal
Dr. Eduardo Tomé is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidade Lusiada in Famalicão, Portugal. He made his PhD thesis in Economics at the Technical University in Lisbon in 2001. The thesis topic was the evaluation of European Social Fund operations in Portugal. Since then he has taught in several Portuguese universities, presented and published extensively in international conferences and referred journals on Human Resource, Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Social Policies. He is the Head of the Observatory for Sustainability and Growth at Lusíada Famalicão. He was Programme chair of ECKM 2010 and of MSKE 2009, both Conferences having been held in Lusíada Famalicão in the last two years.
Co-Chair: Kalsom Salleh
Affiliation: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Dr. Kalsom Salleh is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. She obtained her PhD (Accountancy) in Knowledge Management field from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam. She has a master degree in Business Administration from Ohio University, USA and a bachelor degree in accounting from Universiti Teknologi MARA. She is also a registered Chartered Accountant as well as an appointed council member with Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Besides her teaching activities, her research areas of interest include Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital and Electronic Government. She had presented and published many of her research papers on knowledge management in public sector organisations at international conferences and for journal articles and book chapters. She had also being appointed as a conference committee member and paper reviewer of the European Conference on Knowledge Management in 2009 (ECKM 2009) in Italy and the forthcoming ECKM 2010 in Portugal.
Chair: Blazenka Knezevic
Affiliation: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
Dr. Blazenka Knezevic holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia). She is Assistant Professor at Department of Trade. She teaches several graduate and post-graduate courses: Retail information systems; Economics of electronic commerce; Trade and trade policy; Procurement management and Business Excellence. She is a researcher on several scientific research projects funded by Ministry of Science of Croatia and a team member of several professional research projects. She did a Master degree on electronic office procedures in retail companies and PhD on „Importance of knowledge in value creation in trade“. She has published more than 30 papers in conferences, books and academic journals. She is a member of the editorial board of the Business Excellence Journal.
Chair: Daniela Castrataro
Affiliation: Director and Co-Founder @twintangibles & @danielaCast
A social media enthusiastic, Daniela started twintangibles with Tim, determined to convert others into “believers” in the unexploited power of Social Media. After a Masters level degree in Translation and Languages for International Communication, Daniela worked as an Evaluation and Research Manager at the Intellectual Assets Centre (Scotland), gaining a lot of useful insight into Scottish business landscape as well as a strong practical knowledge in intangibles and how to exploit them to generate business value. Daniela recently gained her Master in E-learning and occasionally works as an e-tutor for the Italian University of Tuscia. She is currently pursuing her MBA to formalize and acknowledge her business insight. All her interests and skills are now coming together to explore and exploit the diversity of applications of Social Media, a distinctive point of twintangibles.
Co-Chair: Tim Wright
Affiliation: Director and Co-Founder @twintangibles
Dr. Tim Wright has worked as a consultant, practitioner and senior manager with a number of global commercial organisations including Egon Zehnder International and McKinsey & Co. For five years he was part of the executive management team of ITI Scotland – a £500M innovation programme based around a highly collaborative open innovation model. A graduate of both Durham University and Robert Gordons Universtity has an MBA with Distinction from the ULSM, and is a past winner of the Ashridge/Guardian MBA Essay of the Year. His understanding of the Social Media Mindset as an enabler for radical and innovative change in both business and society inspired him to set up twintangibles with Daniela as a mechanism to commercialise their joint Social Media research.
Chair: Elizabeth Real de Oliveira
Affiliation: Universidade Lusíada de V.N. Famalicão
Dr. Elizabeth Real de Oliveira is Dean of the Faculty in Economics and Business Studies of Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova Famalicão. Member of CLEGI – Centre for Research in Engineering and Industrial Management she researches in the fields of Sustainability, Business Strategy and Innovation, Social Responsibility and Consumer Behaviour and Knowledge Management. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Economia & Gestão. Founding member of the Research Centre for Sustainability “Observatório de Crescimento e Sustentabilidade”
Co-Chair: João Joanaz de Melo
Affiliation: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
João Joanaz de Melo holds a BSc (1985) and a PhD (1992) in Environmental Engineering. He is Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, conducting teaching, research and consultancy on ecodesign, impact assessment, energy efficiency and sustainability policy, among other fields. He has supervised applied research in cooperation with business involving over 140 partnerships. He is author of the popular science book “What is Ecology” and 65 international scientific papers. Ever a lover of Nature, he was a founder of the environmental ngo GEOTA, serving currently as chairman of the board.